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hey had many hours the start, and it was useless to follow them. An express arrived on the 8th, bringing the intelligence of the hasty abandonment of Fort Stanton by the United States troops. This occurred shortly after the surrender of San Augustine; two fugitives from Lynde's command fled to this post and gave information of that affair. The garrison was panic stricken, and, supposing the whole Confederate forces would be down upon them, immediately evacuated the fort. They set fid all respects a most delicate courtesy has been extended to the prisoners. We challenge the records of the world's warfare to produce an instance where a defeated enemy has been treated with more attention and kindness. At the surrender of San Augustine, our men denied themselves food, that the prisoners should be supplied. On that retreat many a Confederate soldier gave away the last drop of water in his canteen to a suffering prisoner. All private property was respected and in no case in